Roxanne Charles, Honouring Our Women, 2021.

SCA | Quick News | October 22, 2021

Roxanne Charles' Honouring Our Women

We've been given advance information from our colleagues in SFU Galleries about a new commissioned for SCA alumni Roxanne Charles by Simon Fraser University for 312 Main, titled Honouring Our Women. Here's what they say about the work:

Honouring Our Women is a mural by Semiahmoo artist and cultural historian Roxanne Charles, commissioned by Simon Fraser University for 312 Main. Previously the headquarters of the Vancouver Police Department, 312 Main is now a community-centred hub for social and economic innovation, and includes the offices of SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, Lifelong Learning, Community-Engaged Research Initiative (CERi) and Public Square. Drawing together archival photographs alongside recent images captured at ceremonial events and on the front lines of protests, Charles creates a collage that centres resiliency, strength, and matrilineal systems of care.

Organized by SFU Galleries
Design by Vicky Lum


Panel Discussion: Honouring Our Women

Friday, October 29, 6 – 8pm
Registration required

To celebrate the installation of her mural Honouring Our Women at 312 Main, Roxanne Charles brings five local Indigenous matriarchs — Amy George, Sabina Dennis, Kanahus Manuel, Debra Sparrow, and T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss — together in conversation. Poet and activist Rita Wong moderates this Zoom webinar.

In more Charles news, she will also be leading a set of workshops for youth and adults – Stl' an ouk~elqele~tse~sa'le: Medicine to the Heart – as an artist-in-residence at the Clayton Community Centre in Surrey. More HERE.

Ho's To Make Ends Meat 心頭肉

SCA alumni Kimberly Ho 何文蔚's documentary, To Make Ends Meat 心頭肉, is having its world premiere screening – in person! – at Cineplex International Village on November 6, 2021, at 12:00 PM, as part of 2021 Vancouver Asian Film Festival. Congratulations, Kimberly! More HERE.

SCA in Dance in Vancouver 2021

The Dance Centre's upcoming Dance in Vancouver 2021 programing features many SCA alumni, including guest co-curator Starr Muranko, Shion Skye Carter, Mahaila Patterson-O'Brien, Eowynn Enquist, Tasha Faye Evans, Vanessa Goodman, Olivia Shaffer, Antonio Somera Jr., Marc Arboleda, Jennifer Aoki, and Jeanette Kotowich, as well as SCA Sessional Instructors P. Megan Andrews, Justine A. Chambers, and Lee Su-Feh. More HERE.

Marks talks

The SCA's Laura Marks will be speaking as part of the Media Studies Fall 2021 Lecture Series at UC Berkeley on October 28 from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. RSVP HERE. Marks also gave a talk at the Tehran International Short Film Festival this morning, discussing talisman-movies and small-file movies.

Bruton programs Davachi

New Works Calgary, which has SCA alumni Rebecca Bruton as one of it's co-Artistic Directors, will be releasing a concert film by Sarah Davachi on November 2, 2021, produced in partnership with the National Music Centre and the Canadian New Music Network. More HERE.

A Wake of Vultures' Walking at Night by Myself

A Wake of Vultures (SCA alumni Nancy Tam, Daniel O'Shea, and Conor Wylie) are presenting Tam's Walking at Night by Myself on Friday, October 29, 2021, from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (PDT) at the The Annex (823 Seymour Street, Vancouver). More HERE. Also, the A Wake of Vultures presented a "special audio described debut" of Wylie's K BODY AND MIND yesterday (October 21, 2021).

Muranko's Chapter 21 streams

SCA alumni Starr Muranko's Chapter 21, produced by Raven Spirit Dance Society and presented by Firehall Arts Centre, is now available to stream via the Firehall Arts Centre's site. More HERE.

Ariaratnam plays 8EAST

SCA alumni Mathew Ariaratnam is playing with Natasha Zrno and Lucy Strauss at 8EAST on Monday, October 25, 2021, at 8:00 PM. More HERE.

Join a board!

Care to join SCA alumni Andrea Valentine-Lewis and Madison Mayhew and the other fine folks on Unit/Pitt Society for Art & Critical Awareness' board of directors? They're after two more members! More HERE.

Eigenfeldt's musebots augment some cellos

The SCA's Arne Eigenfeldt and his musebots provided the "augmented" for Norm Adams and Nicola Baroni's "Augmented Cellos" performance at Numus Concerts yesterday (Wednesday, October 20, 2021). And good news – don't miss the "encore (virtual) presentation" on Friday, November 5, at 8:00 PM (Kitchener time). More HERE.

Kong on Abu Hamdan + Safaei-Sooreh

Read the SCA's Yani Kong on Lawrence Abu Hamden's For the Otherwise Unaccounted (presented at the SFU Galleries' Audain Gallery as part of Hamden's participation in the SCA's Audain Visual Artist-in-Residence program, running until December 11, 2021), on Akimbo's Akimblog. Read it HERE. Also, read Kong on Sona Safaei-Sooreh's Revolving: a family tale (at Centre A until November 27, 2021) in Galleries West. Read it HERE.

Wylie, Kotowich, Ho, and Lee in the Digital Connections Cohort

SCA alumni Conor Wylie, Jeanette Kotowich, Kimberly Ho 何文蔚, and Minah Lee are all part of the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance's Fall 2021 Digital Connections Cohort in their Digital Connections Program. More HERE.

Lee's Old News Is So Exciting

Recent SCA alumni Anthony Lee reached out to tell us that his third year film, Old News Is So Exciting, completed during the COVID lock-down with an all-SCA crew, will be presented at the Reelworld Film Festival in Toronto, which runs October 20 – 27, 2021, including an in-person screening on the October 24, and at the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival, which runs from November 19 – 21, 2021. Also, it was screened as part of Northwest Film Forum's Local Sightings film festival in September. Congratulations!


SCA alumni James O'Callaghan is premiered his new "hugely ambitious multimedia work" IMMATERIAL HOW for Ensemble Paramirabo, HANATSU miroir, and Proxima Centauri in Bordeaux, France, on October 21, 2021. Congratulations, James! More HERE.

Goodman and Morgan's Cobalt in NYC

Cobalt, a collaboration by SCA alumni Vanessa Goodman and Scott Morgan (Loscil), is screening on Thursday, October 21, 2021, in NYC as part of the Estrogenius Festival. More HERE.

Meger's How To Do Nothing

Bassist James Meger, who, along with Elisa Thorn and Meredith Bates, is part of the Ensemble in Residence here at the SCA for the Fall and Spring terms (more on that soon!), is playing with his new group, How To Do Nothing, at a choice-looking concert series – IronFest: A Fall Jazz Concert Series – at Iron Works from November 18 – 20, 2021, presented by Coastal Jazz. More HERE.

Vickers' performance

SCA alumni Charlene Vickers is presenting a performance on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at 1:00 PM (PDT) at the Contemporary Art Gallery in support of her exhibition Ancestor Gesture. More HERE.

The Darlings do Halloween

The Darlings, a Vancouver-based "multidisciplinary, non-binary drag performance collective," which includes SCA dance alumni Desi Rekrut, whose stage-name is P.M., are going live on Halloween. More HERE.

Koochakzadeh-Yazdi and Ariaratnam play Premieres X

SCA alumni Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi and Matthew Ariaratnam are both presenting music as part of Premieres X on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at 4:30 PM (PST), presented by the Thin Edge New Music Collective. More HERE.

Tong's Poems in the Mount Lu Zoo

SCA alumni Yi Xin Tong's work, Poems in the Mount Lu Zoo, a ten-channel HD video and sculptural installation with sound, which was produced with art historian Winnie Wong, has be reconfigured for Critical Times, a peer reviewed open access journal published by Duke University Press. Check it out HERE.

Chien, MacCaull, and the Chimerik 似不像 crew at Morrow

SCA alumni Sammy Chien and the Chimerik 似不像 crew, including SCA alumni Caroline MacCaull, presented a "work-in-progress sharing of Ritual-Spective 迴融 0.3b" at a "Sojourn Residence," hosted by Dumb Instrument Dance at Morrow. Check out some images and videos HERE.

Gold talks in The Longest Way Round is the Shortest Way Home

SCA alumni Marisa Gold is part of this upcoming panel discussion for The Longest Way Round is the Shortest Way Home on October 24, 2021, at 10:00 AM (PDT), presented by Arts Assembly. More HERE.